Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Town Crier (and the Carnival) at Tring

Yesterday I decided to redirect my usual rural relaxation walk and take a stroll down the town to see the Tring Carnival Procession and visit the Carnival proper on Pound Meadow.

The above picture shows Tring Town Crier encouraging people to visit the stall of Tring Local Museum

The procession was lead by a venerable old traction engine. followed at a distance by the Town Crier
More Pictures below the Fold

 Children's groups made up most of the procession, the first being this band.

Goldfield School's entry represented a team of swimmers.

And they were followed by the first of a number of groups of majorettes

Then there was a group from Bishops Wood School - founded in 1842 on a plot they are just about to pass, the present school being nearby on part of what had once been Parsonage Farm. They are carrying a banner recording their Outstanding Anglican School award.

The Procession (with another group of majorettes) waiting while the head of the procession enters Pound Meadow.

Many people attended the Carnival and there must have been about 100 stalls and plenty of food available.
There were also two arenas, with an interesting programme of events, but it was a very hot day, so I did not stay to photograph them.

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